GUEST DOODLEWASH: Cikini’s Street

This fantastic doodlewash comes to us from Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, by the incredibly talented Sari Atika Sundari. She’s a self-taught 26-year-old sketcher and watercolorist who usually draws plein air on Sunday mornings with her fellow sketchers. She’s a member of KOLCAI (Indonesia Watercolor Community ) and Indonesia’s Sketchers (The Indonesian Urban Sketchers group in Jakarta).  This doodlewash is…

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Liberty Memorial, Kansas City

First freehand sketch completely in pen! This is a doodlewash of stairs leading up to the Liberty Memorial here in Kansas City. I nearly regretted my choice for the sketch because I realized that stairs are actually kind of hard. But I went for it and this was the result. The Liberty Memorial is above…

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GUEST DOODLEWASH: Fishing

Another doodlewash from Aesha (MissAesha) who sent it with a note saying she wasn’t pleased with it, after which I lovingly told her she was absolutely crazy. Love the limited tones and the dreamy atmosphere of this one so much! And love having a dear friend join me in this doodlewashing frenzy. Won’t you join…

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House On The Hill

Did a small little doodlewash of a little house in a nearby neighborhood. Started with a light pencil sketch and realized something sort of cool happened. I didn’t use my kneaded eraser. Not once! Why is this cool? Because I’m working toward my goal of just grabbing my fountain pen and going for it with…

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Loose Sketching

Trying to loosen up and sketch more quickly without worrying over every little line. I started this doodlewash by sketching the house lightly in pencil before going back with ink. My goal is to drop the pencil altogether as a crutch and just go straight to ink. I’m also trying to hold my pen further…

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Château d’Amboise

Tried another little doodlewash of Amboise, France since I’m sort of missing the place. Still trying to keep things light and not overwork the scene too much. In doing so, I’m getting happier with the results! The royal Château at Amboise was where Francis I was raised and during the first few years of his…

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Chapelle Saint-Hubert

One of the most wonderful trips my partner and I have taken was to Amboise, France. It’s such a lovely place and also happens to be where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last days. I’m a huge fanboy of da Vinci so I was super excited to visit. Tried a quick doodlewash to capture the…

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